I wanted to mix it up a little with my holiday look this year. It’s always tempting to go with the red lip and winged liner or something in that category because it’s just so classic and its practically standard makeup for all Christmas wear from an ugly sweater to a scandalous santa suit:) But Once you’ve done it you know how to do it and it’s not a very easy look to forget. For that reason I wanted to give another option. Something easier than winged liner. Pretty much everything is easier than winged liner but still…this look is a breeze.
I started with IIID foundation in walnut + white peach + Black cherry (coming in January!) + pearl
Then I got to work on the eyes!
I talked about these Armani Cream shadows a while back because a celebrity makeup artist I worked with on a shoot SWEARS by them and of course he had to get me hooked, it may well be the only Armani anything I ever own. They are really beautiful and I haven’t had trouble with creasing (the key there is to make sure to still use a primer & to dab the color into your lid so there’s not a thick layer on your lid – just enough to get the color pay off) I used a burgundy/purple called Senso
Then I took that same cream under the eye at the lashline & Ran a black liner in the tear line to make my eyes POP!
I lined my lips with OCC Cosmetics Black Dahlia and blended it toward the center. This liner is also FANTASTIC to use for red lips. It’s the perfect contour color to create a flattering red.
Then I used a little sheer lip balm to blend it and give it a natural finish.
Photographed by Jessica Janae
Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!!! I can’t believe it’s already the last weekend before Christmas. I’m starting to think I’ll NEVER get my Christmas cards out in time. Every single year, my friends. When will I get it together?
I collaborated with Nordstrom for this post! 🙂